The Hindu Vocabulary 11 January 2021

2021-01-11

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 11 January 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Fruits of incitement: On the mob attack on U.S. Capitol’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Incitement

Noun

the action of provoking unlawful behaviour or urging someone to behave unlawfully.

(उत्तेजना)

Urging, Goading, Motivation, Persuasion

Suppression, Discouragement, Subdue, Dejection

The incitement caused through his words was unbelievable.

Capitol

Noun

A building in which a state legislative body meets.

(एक इमारत जिसमें एक राज्य विधायी निकाय मिलता है।)

Building, Structure, Construction, Edifice

-

The capitol was built of inferior material.

Breach

Verb

break or fail to observe.

(भंग)

Break, Contravene, Violate, Infringe

Abide, Follow, Obey, observe, Keep, Hold

We mistakenly breached the contract.

Consensus

Noun

a general agreement.

(आम सहमति)

Agreement, Harmony, Concord, Concurrence

Disagreement, Dissent, Dispute, Variance

We could not arrive a t a consensus in the third round as well.

Evident

Adjective

That is clear.

(स्पष्ट)

Clear, Intelligible, Obvious, Evident, Apparent

Jam, Choke, Barricade, Cumber, Occlude

It was evident that they do not want us to be a part of the board.

Reconvene

Verb

convene or cause to convene again, especially after a pause in proceedings.

(फिर बुलाना या फिर बुलाना)

Convene, Meet, Gather, Collect

Scatter, Disperse, Spread, Separate

The committee asked us all to reconvene.

Contentious

Adjective

causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.

(विवादास्पद)

Controversial, Arguable, Debatable, Disputable, Disputed

Uncontroversial, Indisputable, Unquestionable

The farmers came up with a contentious issue to discuss.

Tantamount

Adjective

equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as.

(समान)

Equivalent, Along, Par, Identical

Dissimilar, Different, Unlike, Differing

The show was tantamount to the last year one.

Viciousness

Noun

deliberate cruelty or violence.

(क्रूरता)

Aggressive, Hostile, Belligerent, Truculent

Friendly, Amiable, Amicable, Meek

The viciousness displayed by the master was not appreciated by the maid.

Vitriol

Noun

bitter criticism or malice.

(व्यंग्य)

Censure, Reproval, Denunciation, Disapproval

Approval, Agreement, Accord, Adjust

The actors detest vitriol.

Disenchantment

Noun

a feeling of disappointment about someone or something you previously respected or admired.

(मोहभंग)

Disillusionment, Disappointment, Discontent, Dissatisfaction

Satisfaction, Content, Pleasure, Contentment

We could do nothing of his disenchantment.

Inevitable

Adjective

certain to happen; unavoidable.

(अनिवार्य)

Unavoidable, Inescapable, Certain, Inexorable, Unpreventable

Avoidable, Uncertain, Needless, Preventable

It was inevitable that we left the bills unnoticed.

Unprecedented

Adjective

never done or known before.

(अभूतपूर्व)

Unparalleled, Unequalled, Unmatched, Unrivalled

Normal, Common, Usual, Ordinary

The unprecedented failure lead us in depression.

Rhetoric

Noun

the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.

(वक्रपटुता)

Oratory, Eloquence, Expression, Speech

-

He was known for his rhetoric speeches.

Strident

Adjective

loud and harsh; grating.

(जोर से और कठोर)

Harsh, Raucous, Rough, Rasping, Jarring

Soft, Dulcet, Sweet, Soothing

The strident statement caused him a lot.

Dysfunction

Noun

abnormality or impairment in the operation of a specified bodily organ or system.

(एक विशिष्ट शारीरिक अंग या प्रणाली के संचालन में असामान्यता या हानि।)

Deformity, Irregularity, Flaw, oddity

Normalcy, Regularity, Order, Regular

The dysfunction did not allow him do such physical moves.

Moribund

Adjective

in terminal decline.

(मरनेवाला)

Dying, Waning, Declining, Stagnating

Flourishing, Prospering, Inspiring, Increasing

The use of inorganic colours is now moribund.

 

 

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